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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Beeston Boer War Memorial

Summary

Type Statue , War Memorial

     A free standing, classically draped, female figure, carved in soft white marble or stone, set upon a white stone pedestal. The figure holds a laurel wreath to her chest in her left hand, and rests her right arm on a swagged plinth. She is stood upon a three-stepped plinth, above the pedestal's projecting cornice which has egg and dart moulding. The front face of the pedestal dado carries a carved inset of trees growing over the main (much worn) inscription and entwining around the date of unveiling. The rear face has the same carved panel, but the inscription within it is completely worn away. The whole memorial is rather dirty and grey with roughened and crumbling surfaces.
         

Inscriptions

Incised on dado front of pedestal: THIS MEMORIAL / WAS ERECTED / BY PUBLIC / SUBSCRIPTION / TO THE / HONOURED MEMORY OF / BEESTON / SOLDIERS / WHO LOST THEIR / LIVES DURING / THE BOER CAMPAIGN / 1899-1902 / IN THE CAUSE OF AN / UNITED EMPIRE Below, raised letters: 1903

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Not known, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Pedestal White stone 173cm high x 115cm wide x 130cm deep
Statue White stone or marble 180cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
JB0001 NM
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Biological growth
  • Surface spalling, crumbling
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
Road High Road
Precise location South side of road outside entrance to Broadgate Recreation Ground
A-Z ref 184 A4
OS ref SK532372
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1903
Unveiling details 1903
Commissioned by Public subscription
Duty of care Broxtowe Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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